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In general, yes. There is always the possibility that something new has found it's way to your computer which Malwarebytes is not yet aware of. There also might be some very old malware that is extinct and no longer a threat to your computer. If you are seeing something that you suspect might be a new infection, let us know as the staff may need to collect additional information from you.

BTW, viruses are just one type of malware.

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9 minutes ago, alvarnell said:

In general, yes. There is always the possibility that something new has found it's way to your computer which Malwarebytes is not yet aware of. There also might be some very old malware that is extinct and no longer a threat to your computer. If you are seeing something that you suspect might be a new infection, let us know as the staff may need to collect additional information from you.

BTW, viruses are just one type of malware.

Ok I got that, thanks! How do you know if you suspect there may be a new infection? And if so, will it not show up while doing the scan? Thank you.

 

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4 hours ago, DarkLight923 said:

How do you know if you suspect there may be a new infection?

If your Mac is suddenly behaving strangely. Most of the time, it's not due to malware at all, but if you suddenly see a lot of popup windows urging you to do something now (e.g. update Flash or call an 800 number for emergency tech support or telling you that your computer is infected) you might have found a new infection or new variant. Or you might just need to install a good adblocker in your browser to prevent such things. 

4 hours ago, DarkLight923 said:

if so, will it not show up while doing the scan?

Not if it's unknown to Malwarebytes. There is no crystal ball for such things, they have to be found by somebody, analyzed, a signature written to detect it and your Malwarebytes app updated with that signature the majority of the time. Occasionally a new variant is close enough to an older one that the same signature will find both. If that's the case, then yes, it will show up in a subsequent scan.

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